High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

Visa Section

NOTE: Please, be advised that the issuance of entry visas requires a pre-authorization from the immigration authorities in Mozambique.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The following information applies to the citizens and nationals of ALL COUNTRIES. The citizens of Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require an entry visa when travelling to Mozambique for no more than 30 days and not for residence or working purposes.

 

ALL APPLICANTS WITH NORMAL PASSPORTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: 

Completed and signed Visa Application form.   [download] The application form can be downloadable from this website or obtainable at the Consular Section.

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  1. Valid passport with at least six months validity and at least three (3) or more blank pages;
  2. Photocopy of the main passport page(s);
  3. Two (2) colour passport photos;
  4. A document to confirm the applicant’s address during his/her time in Mozambique. This may be either a Hotel booking confirmation or an invitation letter from the host in Mozambique, which is required if the applicant will be staying at a private home with his/her family or friends. In the latter case, the invitation letter/Term of Responsibility must be signed by the host and notarized by the public services notary;
  5. Applicants must also present a copy of their bank statement of the last three months proving that they have adequate funds for the duration of their stay in Mozambique;
  6. Holders of Visit and Tourist visas are not allowed to engage in any employment (including voluntary work) while in Mozambique;
  7. For Business Visas it is also required a letter/Term of Responsibility from an official or business institution in the United Kingdom, including if travelling for private business or volunteer activities, and a letter of invitation from the official or business institution in Mozambique. In the case of invitation by a business institution in Mozambique, copies of its official documents (License authorizing its activities, and a Certificate confirming its financial and tax situation, if applicable) and of a representative (Passport and residence visa, or ID) are also required.

  Requirements for a Work visa:

  1. Please see requirements 1, 2 and 3 for Normal Passports;
  2. Copy of the employment contract authorized by the competent authorities in Mozambique (e.g. Ministry of Labor);
  3. Criminal Record Certificate issued by the official authority of the applicant's country of nationality or last residence for at least one year (to be valid in Mozambique needs to be notarized by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - FCDO and by the High Commission, which can be done together or separated from the visa application);
  4. Health Certificate (to be valid in Mozambique needs to be notarized by the FCDO and by the High Commission, which can be done together or separated from the visa application);
  5. Copies of the official documents of the employer (License authorizing its activities, and a Certificate confirming its financial and tax situation, if applicable);
  6. Letter from the employer requesting the work visa, including a copy of a personal document of the letter subscriber (Passport and residence visa, or ID).

Requirements for a Residence visa:

  1. Requirements 1, 2 and 3 for Normal Passports;
  2. Copy of the employment contract authorized by the competent authority (e.g. Ministry of Labor);
  3. Criminal Record Certificate issued by the official authority of the applicant's country of nationality or last residence for at least one year (to be valid in Mozambique needs to be notarized by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - FCDO and by the High Commission, which can be done together or separated from the visa application);
  4. Applicants must present a copy of their bank statement of the last six months proving that they have adequate funds for the duration of their stay in Mozambique.

Requirements for a Humanitarian Assistance visa:

  1. Requirements 1, 2 and 3 for Normal Passports;
  2. A letter specifying the reason for the application and the planned length of stay;
  3. Criminal Record Certificate issued by the official authority of the applicant's country of nationality or last residence for at least one year;
  4. Health Certificate.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE:

  • The submission of an application for an entry visa and payment of the fee is not an assurance of its approval as such a decision is solely the responsibility of the Mozambican authorities, following individual examination of each application;
  • The visa fee is not refundable;
  • Additional documents may be required;
  • Applicants may be asked for an interview;
  • The issuance of a Visa can take less or longer than usual;
  • Applicants are required to indicate a contact (UK phone or email) at the submission of the application.
  • Applications (documents in photo format will not accept) can also be sent by post and must include a Royal Mail return envelope .
  • Please, be advised that issuance of entry-visas requires a pre-authorization from the immigration authorities in Mozambique

DEFINITIONS:

Single Entry Visa allows one entry. The length of stay can range from a minimum of 1 day to one month, renewable in Mozambique, provided that the Visa is still valid at the moment of application. Visas must be used within two months from the emission date.
 
Multiple Entry Visa allows more than one entry. The maximum length of stay for each entry is 30 days. Visas must be used within three months from the emission date, not from the entry date in Mozambique.  

POSTAL APPLICATIONS - ATTENTION:

Due to the recent and alarming cases of violation/loss of postal applications, including passports, and in order to ensure the safety of applicants, as of 10 July 2017, the Consular Section of the Mozambique High Commission in London will only post out passports with processed Visas if, in addition to the full compliance with Visa requirements, the following procedures/rules are observed:

  • Use only of registered postal services/companies, including: (i) a complete address and name for the return of the passport; (ii) an official envelope from a registered postal service; (ii) an official tracking number from a registered postal service.

The use of official envelopes and tracking numbers are, therefore, designed to prevent or minimise the growing mail violations while allowing for easier detection of signs of violation and tracking thereof.

Postal applications that do not follow the above procedures/rules will no longer be processed.

Applications received at the Consular Section with clear signs of having been violated will be returned to the registered postal service.

The Consular Section is not liable for the loss, delay or violation of the postal applications while en route to and from the High Commission. 

CATEGORIES OF VISAS:

Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy, Tourism, Visit, Business, Student, Residence, and Transit.

 

                                                                                        ENTRY VISA AND CONSULAR FEES

Nr.

DESCRIPTION

NORMAL SERVICE

(4 days)

URGENT SERVICE

(2 days)

EXPRESS SERVICE

(24 hours)

1

ENTRY VISA

FEE

FEE

FEE

1.1

Single Visa (Tourism & Visit)

£60.00

£90.00

£130.00

1.2

Multiple Visa (Tourism & Visit)

£90.00

£120.00

£160.00

1.3

Single Visa (Business)

£80.00

£110.00

£150.00

1.4

Multiple Visa (Business)

£110.00

£140.00

£180.00

1.5

Transit Visa (7 days)

£60.00

£90.00

£130.00

1.6

Residence Visa

£120.00

N/A

N/A

1.7

Work Visa

£120.00

N/A

N/A

2

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

NORMAL SERVICE

(4 days)

URGENT SERVICE

(2 days)

EXPRESS SERVICE

(24 hours)

2.1

Legalisation of Documents Companies & Institutions

£75.00

£100.00

£125.00

2.2

Legalisation of Documents for Mozambican citizens

£40.00

£65.00

£90.00

2.2

Power of Attorney

£50.00

N/A

N/A

2.3

Birth Registration

£20.00*

N/A

N/A

2.4

Marriages Registration

£150.00

N/A

N/A

*This service is free of charge within the thirty (30) days from the birth date of the child. Subsequently, a £20.00 charge for each birth registration shall apply.

SERVICES BY MAIL RETURNED THROUGH THE HIGH COMMISSION:

  • With a pre-paid envelope + £10.00 for each Passport + one additional day for delivery.
  • Without a pre-paid envelope + £20.00 for each Passport + one additional day for delivery.


PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • DEBIT/ CREDIT CARD ON SITE (AMERICAN EXPRESS NOT ACCEPTED).
  • POSTAL ORDERS payable to "The High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique".
  • COMPANIES CHEQUES payable to "The High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique".
  • BANK TRANSFER to "The High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique - Consular One".:

BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC

BANK ACCOUNT NR: 13409228

SORT CODE: 20-79-06

SWIFTBIC BUKBGB22 / IBAN GB38 BUKB 2079 0613 4092 28

Applicants must pay all required commission fees for a complete transaction and attach the bank transfer confirmation made to the Mozambique High Commission in London.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Cash and personal cheques are not accepted.